Monday 19 February 2018

Interview with Randal Edwards - Star of Entanglement

Randal Edwards plays the significant role of Joel in the new Thomas Middleditch/Jess Weixler two-hander Entanglement.

You play a bookend character in Entanglement. He’s not in the film much but he’s a memorable part of the film. In Hollywood, they say there’s no small parts, right?

A: Lol yes that is what they say

And how did you make Joel so memorable? What’s the secret to creating a character the audience remembers long after the movie?

A: I don't know if there's a secret really. My goal, whenever working, is to just make the character as truthful as possible. I think if you can do that, hopefully people will remember.

Do you remember how Jason described the character to you?

A: I booked the role off of an audition tape I sent from Toronto. So, I hadn't actually talked to Jason till my first day on set.

Had you worked with Jason, or any of the other creative brass on the film, before?

A: No, I hadn't. I was definitely excited to work with Jason based on his past work.

It’s such a strong script, I can imagine most people just wanted to be involved – even if it wasn’t a big pay day (or big role)? Was that the case for you?

A: Yeah that's pretty much it. I liked the script. I thought it was very unique.

How was it working with Thomas Middleditch? Is it easy to see why he’s become so popular, so quickly?

A: Thomas is a very talented guy. It's no surprise to see his career take off in the way that it has.

You’ve had a very versatile career. Do you prefer film or Television? Is there a preference?

A: Not at all. I love good characters and good stories. I mean, if I had to pick one job to be my last I'd do a live audience sitcom. That was probably the most fun I've ever had as a actor.

In recent times, you’ve been swimming in supernatural waters, with roles in projects like “Shadowhunters” and “The Good Witch” – and next you’re in “Westworld”. Can you tell us what you’ll be doing in the old west?

A: I wish I could! That is one seriously tight-lipped show. I will say, that as a huge fan of Westworld, I can't wait for season 2!

“Entanglement” is now screening in US theaters and available on VOD.